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NVIDIA GeForce MX450 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 7

NVIDIA GeForce MX450

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The Nvidia GeForce MX450 (N18S-G5, N18S-G5-B, N18S-LP codename) is a dedicated entry-level mobile graphics card for laptops. It uses the same TU117 chip as the GeForce GTX 1650 but with a reduced memory bus of 64 Bit. Furthermore, the MX450 is the first mobile GPU with PCIe Gen 4 x4 support. 

Currently four different versions are available with different specifications and performance:

N18S-G5-B: GBD-128 Package, 1395 - 1575 MHz, GDDR6 5001 MHz, 28.5 W
N18S-G5: GB2E-64 Package, 1395 - 1575 MHz, GDDR6 5001 MHz, 25 W
N18S-G5: GB2E-64 Package, 1395 - 1575 MHz, GDDR5 3501 MHz, 25 W
N18S-LP: GB2E-64 Package, 720 - 930 MHz, GDDR6 5001 MHz, 12 W

Especially the LP = Low Power variant is significantly slower than the typical 25 Watt variant.

The 25 Watt GDDR6 N18S-G5 should be up to 20% faster than a GeForce GTX 1050 but of course below a GTX 1650 (Max-Q). Therefore, demanding games like Horizon Zero Dawn should run lowest settings. Less demanding games like F1 2020 can be played in medium to high settings and full HD.

The TU117 chip is manufactured in 12nm at TSMC and thanks to the relatively low power consumption (TGP specified between 12 and 28.5 W) the dGPU is also suited for thin and light laptops. Mostly it is intended as an additional graphics card for Tiger Lake-U based laptops.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 is an integrated GPU for notebooks. It is used for the Ryzen 7 APUs of the Renoir generation (Ryzen 4000 Mobile) and Cezanne (Ryzen 5000 Mobile). The GPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 8 CUs (= 512 of the 704 shaders) clocked at up to 1,750 MHz (Ryzen 7 4800U) or 2,100 MHz (Ryzen 9 5980HX). The performance depends on the configured TDP (12-25 W at launch), the clocks, the cooling, and the memory configuration). The GPU should benefit from fast dual-channel DDR4-3200 RAM (contrary to DDR4-2133 single-channel, which is also possible). Compared to the similar Radeon RX Vega 8 in the Raven Ridge generation (Ryzen 2000 Mobile), the GPU is clocked significantly higher (1.750 versus 1.100 MHz Boost, +59%).

The Vega architecture offers some improvements over the Polaris generation and now supports DirectX 12 Feature Level 12_1. More information is available in our dedicated article about the Raven Ridge architecture.

The performance is clearly faster than the old RX Vega 8 thanks to the higher clock speed and faster main memory (if used). Still it is positioned in the entry level (compared to dedicated graphics cards) and only suited for low demanding games.

Thanks to the modern 7nm process and clever power-saving features, the power consumption is comparatively low (according to AMD), so the graphics card can also be used for slim and light notebooks.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 is an integrated GPU for notebooks. It is used in the Ryzen 4000 and Ryzen 5000 mobile APUs. The GPU is based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) clocked at up to 1,800 MHz. The iGPU's performance depends on the TDP of an APU (15, 35, 45 W or cTDP), the clocks, the cooling, and the memory configuration). The GPU should benefit from fast dual-channel DDR4-3200 RAM (contrary to DDR4-2133 single-channel, which is also possible).

The Vega architecture offers some improvements over the Polaris generation and now supports DirectX 12 Feature Level 12_1. More information is available in our dedicated article about the Raven Ridge architecture.

The performance should be slightly lower than the older RX Vega 8 GPU (1 CU more, but lower clock speed). That means, only some demanding games of 2019 will run in lowest detail settings. Less demanding games like Fifa 20 or Dirt Rally 2.0 should run in higher settings and 1920 x 1080.

Thanks to the 7 nm process and clever power-saving features, the power consumption is comparatively low (according to AMD), so the iGPU won't look out of place in a slimmer, lighter laptop.

NVIDIA GeForce MX450AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
RX Vega 4000/5000 Series
GeForce MX450 896 @ 1.4 - 1.58 GHz64 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce MX350 640 @ 1.35 - 1.47 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX330 384 @ 1.53 - 1.59 GHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Vega 8 512 @ 2.1 GHz
Vega 7 448 @ 1.8 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 0.4 - 1.5 GHz
Vega 5 320 @ 1.4 GHz
Vega 8 512 @ 2.1 GHz
Vega 7 448 @ 1.8 GHz
Vega 6 384 @ 0.4 - 1.5 GHz
Vega 5 320 @ 1.4 GHz
CodenameN17S-G5 / GP107-670-A1VegaVega Raven Ridge
ArchitectureTuringVegaVega
Pipelines896 - unified512 - unified448 - unified
TMUs56
ROPs16
Core Speed1395 - 1575 (Boost) MHz2100 (Boost) MHz1800 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed10000 effective = 1250 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5, GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memorynonono
Memory Bandwidth80 GB/s
APIDirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.6DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Power Consumption25 Watt (12 - 29 Watt TGP)15 Watt15 Watt
Transistors4.7 Billion
Die Size 200 mm²
technology12 nm7 nm7 nm
PCIe4.0
FeaturesVulkan 1.1, OpenGL 4.6, OpenCL 1.2, GPU Boost 3.0, Multi Monitor, Optimus, PCIe 3.0, GameWorksTiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)Tiled Rasterization, Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)
Date of Announcement01.08.2020 07.01.2020 07.01.2020
CPU in Vega 8GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G8 x 3800 MHz, 65 W? MHz2000 MHz
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750G8 x 3800 MHz, 65 W? MHz2000 MHz
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX8 x 3300 MHz, 54 W? MHz2100 MHz
min. - max.? MHz1750 - 2100 MHz
CPU in Vega 7GPU Base SpeedGPU Boost / Turbo
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G6 x 3900 MHz, 65 W? MHz1900 MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H6 x 3300 MHz, 45 W? MHz1800 MHz
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H8 x 2900 MHz, 45 W? MHz1600 MHz
min. - max.? MHz1500 - 2100 MHz

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce MX450
2.2 pt (6%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 8
1.7 pt (5%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Vega 7
1.5 pt (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 1204     avg: 1995     median: 2099 (6%)     max: 2586 Points
min: 620     avg: 1317     median: 1324 (4%)     max: 1781 Points
min: 570     avg: 1126     median: 1167.5 (3%)     max: 1420 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 1086     avg: 1796     median: 1900 (5%)     max: 2300 Points
min: 540     avg: 1156     median: 1163 (3%)     max: 1557 Points
min: 496     avg: 991     median: 1032 (3%)     max: 1249 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 302347     avg: 330908     median: 335125 (38%)     max: 365909 Points
min: 186037     avg: 267505     median: 299071 (34%)     max: 335708 Points
min: 145847     avg: 209322     median: 194758 (22%)     max: 286859 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 29368     avg: 50045     median: 48270.5 (6%)     max: 85281 Points
min: 84227     avg: 111810     median: 108690 (14%)     max: 147236 Points
min: 76256     avg: 97550     median: 94987 (12%)     max: 130476 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 14229     avg: 18957     median: 18399 (20%)     max: 27571 Points
min: 13147     avg: 22389     median: 22461 (24%)     max: 30291 Points
min: 12657     avg: 18337     median: 19080 (20%)     max: 23474 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 25467     avg: 29167     median: 27570 (7%)     max: 33806 Points
min: 13941     avg: 26903     median: 27084 (7%)     max: 36134 Points
min: 13713     avg: 23324     median: 24726 (7%)     max: 31437 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 4131     avg: 4649     median: 4306 (8%)     max: 6833 Points
min: 1572     avg: 3345     median: 3424 (6%)     max: 4590 Points
min: 1602     avg: 2902     median: 3042 (5%)     max: 3695 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 4336     avg: 4869     median: 4725 (5%)     max: 5753 Points
min: 1694     avg: 3676     median: 3742.5 (4%)     max: 5041 Points
min: 1772     avg: 3189     median: 3347.5 (4%)     max: 4037 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 29374     avg: 57100     median: 54872.5 (7%)     max: 88274 Points
min: 96941     avg: 154016     median: 138444 (17%)     max: 231980 Points
min: 107282     avg: 136247     median: 131948 (16%)     max: 214992 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
min: 11448     avg: 13149     median: 12794.5 (6%)     max: 15557 Points
min: 6287     avg: 8291     median: 8622 (4%)     max: 9830 Points
min: 3251     avg: 5835     median: 5964 (3%)     max: 7075 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
min: 3693     avg: 4040     median: 3830 (4%)     max: 4597 Points
min: 1953     avg: 2371     median: 2374 (3%)     max: 2913 Points
min: 890     avg: 1871     median: 1996.5 (2%)     max: 2276 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 10185     avg: 14955     median: 15417 (15%)     max: 18629 Points
82%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 10816     avg: 12722     median: 12624 (12%)     max: 14124 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
min: 20702     avg: 20744     median: 20743.5 (8%)     max: 20785 Points
min: 10113     avg: 15731     median: 16117 (6%)     max: 19703 Points
min: 12683     avg: 13800     median: 13605 (5%)     max: 15052 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 6745     avg: 8101     median: 8068 (11%)     max: 9885 Points
min: 3353     avg: 6080     median: 6043.5 (8%)     max: 8050 Points
min: 3324     avg: 5261     median: 5422.5 (8%)     max: 6546 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 6341     avg: 8129     median: 8250 (7%)     max: 9580 Points
min: 3459     avg: 5910     median: 5890.5 (5%)     max: 7591 Points
min: 3353     avg: 5054     median: 5248.5 (5%)     max: 6249 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce MX450
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
22831 Points (7%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
min: 19152     avg: 21822     median: 22428 (7%)     max: 23277 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
min: 15715     avg: 17780     median: 17714 (5%)     max: 19568 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce MX450
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
21740 Points (12%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
min: 15576     avg: 17897     median: 18294 (10%)     max: 19216 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
min: 13297     avg: 15016     median: 14865 (8%)     max: 16737 Points
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
100%
1 Vega 7 +
37469 Points (39%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 30964     avg: 38999     median: 40632 (45%)     max: 46183 Points
91%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 36088     avg: 38073     median: 36912 (40%)     max: 41219 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1366x768 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3DMark 06
100%
1 Vega 8 +
34940 Points (46%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
3DMark 06
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 14729     avg: 25689     median: 25886 (34%)     max: 33790 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
87%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 17265     avg: 21717     median: 22493 (29%)     max: 27686 Points
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
20.5 fps (7%)
min: 10     avg: 13.1     median: 13.8 (5%)     max: 16.4 fps
min: 9.6     avg: 11.6     median: 11.8 (4%)     max: 13.2 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
57.2 fps (19%)
61%
1 Vega 7 +
34.8 fps (12%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
53.9 fps (24%)
57%
1 Vega 7 +
30.8 fps (14%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
86.1 fps (16%)
52%
1 Vega 7 +
44.6 fps (8%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom HIP *
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 477     avg: 702     median: 662.5 (55%)     max: 1133 Seconds
90%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 570     avg: 791     median: 718.5 (59%)     max: 1215 Seconds
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 49.3     avg: 62.4     median: 63.1 (16%)     max: 71.1 fps
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
94%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 52     avg: 58.2     median: 59 (15%)     max: 63.5 fps
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 16.4     avg: 23     median: 21 (3%)     max: 43.1 fps
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
180%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 32.7     avg: 36.5     median: 37.7 (6%)     max: 39.2 fps
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 13.3     avg: 17.2     median: 17.4 (4%)     max: 22 fps
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
110%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 17     avg: 18.9     median: 19.2 (4%)     max: 20.5 fps
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 11.7     avg: 14.5     median: 14.8 (4%)     max: 18.2 fps
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
87%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 11     avg: 16.6     median: 12.8 (3%)     max: 26 fps
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 26.6     avg: 35.2     median: 36.6 (10%)     max: 43.5 fps
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
93%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 31.4     avg: 34.1     median: 33.9 (9%)     max: 36.9 fps
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 0.5     avg: 1.3     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 2.68 fps
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
234%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 1.3     avg: 9.3     median: 1.7 (1%)     max: 25 fps
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 29.9     avg: 36.3     median: 36.2 (14%)     max: 42.4 fps
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
75%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 23.1     avg: 27     median: 27.1 (11%)     max: 30.8 fps
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 32.7     avg: 40.4     median: 41.8 (7%)     max: 48 fps
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
83%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 32.9     avg: 34.7     median: 34.6 (6%)     max: 36.6 fps
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 37.4     avg: 46.2     median: 47.2 (8%)     max: 53 fps
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
93%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 39.9     avg: 43.4     median: 44.1 (8%)     max: 46.2 fps
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 57.4     avg: 69.3     median: 70.2 (19%)     max: 79.4 fps
specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
90%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 57.3     avg: 63.1     median: 62.9 (17%)     max: 69.2 fps
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 29.6     avg: 44.2     median: 38.2 (4%)     max: 78.2 fps
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
172%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 59.1     avg: 65.4     median: 65.8 (7%)     max: 70.9 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 13.5     avg: 17.3     median: 17.3 (4%)     max: 22 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
104%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 15.46     avg: 18     median: 18 (4%)     max: 20.5 fps
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 16.4     avg: 20.9     median: 20.4 (4%)     max: 31 fps
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
75%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 14.3     avg: 15.1     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.81 fps
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 35.1     avg: 47     median: 48.6 (6%)     max: 58.5 fps
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
96%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 44.6     avg: 47.4     median: 46.6 (5%)     max: 51.9 fps
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 0.82     avg: 4.9     median: 6.9 (2%)     max: 10.6 fps
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
90%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 0.9     avg: 5.2     median: 6.2 (2%)     max: 7.32 fps
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 37.7     avg: 47.8     median: 49 (7%)     max: 59.3 fps
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
90%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 41.39     avg: 45     median: 44.2 (6%)     max: 50 fps
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 46.4     avg: 56.2     median: 57.9 (6%)     max: 69.1 fps
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
83%
1 Vega 7 +
min: 46.7     avg: 48.7     median: 47.9 (5%)     max: 52.5 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
100%
1 Vega 8 +
min: 37.8     avg: 46.1     median: 46.8 (8%)     max: 52.9 fps